This week we went on a field trip to a local museum. This is a unique museum. It's a Harness Racing Museum. Horse Harness Racing. It's only a few miles from us and we always have a lot of fun when we go. The day was a little chilly but the horses were still practicing - what a treat!
(Be sure to go all the way to the end to see the video of the horses practicing today!)
This is a spot where they play "horse auction". They are the trying to guess when to stop the auction for the horse is that shown on the big screen. The 1st horse sold for $ 8500. They were surprised!
A ton of stuff for the little ones to look at and do!
They can pretend to announce a race. There is script there too for the kids who can read. They really hear it over the loud speakers.
Betting machines for them to touch.
So much to see and do. Great educational place!
We were able to go down to the track and watch about 5 horses and the Jockey practicing.
The track looks wet, but it was not.
Another out building - The Blacksmith Shop (real working shop)
Did I mention the entire interactive museum is FREE of charge every day!
(Can't beat that for our homeschooling budget!)
Here is a short video of the practice today...listen for the horses..
Guess where we went for lunch?
Have a wonderful day and BE BLESSED!